Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC)
The Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC) identifies and addresses climate change impacts on ecosystems using science to inform adaptive management for long-term ecological and economic benefits. The Consortium consists of Federal, state and non-governmental research, management and planning agencies in the San Francisco region.
The current projects of the BAECCC include: Our Coasts-Our Future: Planning for Sea Level Rise and Storm Hazards on the Bay Area's Outer Coast, and Adapting to Rising Tides: Bay Area Communities Working Together. For each of these large projects, separate websites with resources and information are provided.
BAECCC members leverage expertise, funds and resources to more effectively address the ecological challenges of climate change by assessing climate change impacts at a regional scale; conducting scientific research and monitoring; developing predictive models to understand possible future changes while prioritizing conservation actions; guiding natural resource managers in employing, testing, and improving adaptive management strategies; and conducting outreach to local and regional stakeholders, policymakers and the public.
BAECCC founding members include California Coastal Conservancy, California Department of Fish and Game, National Park Service's Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore, NOAA's Coastal Services Center, NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary, PRBO Conservation Science, San Francisco State University, US Fish and Wildlife Service's San Francisco Bay Refuge Complex, and US Geological Survey's Pacific Southwest Area as well as San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, San Francisco Bay Joint Venture and San Francisco Estuary Project.
- San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)
- San Francisco Estuary Partnership
- Point Blue Conservation Science (PRBO)
- San Francisco State University
- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
- National Park Service (NPS)
- California Coastal Commission